Father, I ask you, in the name of Jesus Christ, to hold back the forces of Satan and his kingdom while I sleep.
Satan, you and any evil spirit in your kingdom that could be in or around our properties, I bind you and drive you out in the name of Jesus.
I cover my mind, brain and memories, my conscious, unconscious and subconscious, with the blood of Jesus. I bind up any spirits of terror, fear, nightmares, or torment with the blood of Jesus.
I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God: incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech. Shew thy marvellous loving kindness, O thou that savest by thy right hand them which put their trust in thee from those that rise up against them.
Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings. (Psalms 17:6-8).
Alternative or additional prayer
Thank you Lord that you have brought me into Your family and have blessed me with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus. Thank You for this time of renewal and refreshment through sleep. I accept it as one of Your blessings for Your children, and I trust You to guard my mind and my body during sleep.
As I have thought about You and Your truth during the day, I choose to let those good thoughts continue in my mind while I am asleep. I commit myself to You for your protection against every attempt of Satan and his demons to attack me during sleep.
Please guard my mind from nightmares. I renounce all fear and cast every anxiety upon You, Lord. I commit myself to You as my rock, my fortress, and my strong tower. May Your peace be upon this place of rest now. In the strong name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I pray.
Alternative or additional prayer
My Dear Lord Jesus, I come to you now to be restored in you, to be renewed in you, to receive your love and life, to take refuge in you. I honour you as my sovereign, and I surrender every aspect of my life totally and completely to you. I give you my body, soul and spirit, my heart, mind and will. I cover myself with your blood, and I ask your Holy Spirit to restore my union with you, renew me in you, and lead me in this time of prayer. [Sometimes I add ‘my imagination’ or ‘my sexuality’ if I sense consecration is needed there. And if we have children, we can consecrate our children as well.]
I bring the kingdom of God and the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ over my home, my bedroom, my sleeping – all through the hours of this night and the new day. I bring the full work of the Lord Jesus Christ through my home tonight – the atmosphere in every room, over every object and furnishing, all media, throughout the ceilings, walls and floors, and all places in them, from the land beneath to the roof above and to the borders of my domain.
And in the authority of Jesus Christ I bring the full work of Jesus between me and all people now – their spirits, souls, and bodies, their sin and warfare. [I name those people now.] I command the judgment of the Lord Jesus Christ on every foul power and black art. I bring the cross and the blood of Christ. I bring his resurrection and life, his authority and rule and dominion against every hex, vex and incantation. Against every spell, all rituals and all ritual devices, all satanic rituals and satanic ritual devices. Against every vow, dedication, and sacrifice. Against every word, every judgment, and every curse. I send it all to the abyss in the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ and in his name.
I now bring the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ and the fullness of his work against Satan and his kingdom. I bring the cross, resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ against every foul and unclean spirit – every ruler, power, authority, and spiritual force of wickedness [Ephesians 6:12].
I take authority over all foul and unclean spirits and command them to be bound and sent from my home and from my household [remember ‘bind the strong man’], to where Jesus sends them, together with all their underlings, backups, and replacements, in the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ and in his name.
I announce the kingdom of God over my home and my house this night. I summon the angels of the Lord Jesus Christ and ask them to build a shield of protection around me and my home [Hebrews 1:14]. I ask your Spirit to fill my home with your presence and to go forth and raise up prayer and intercession for me this night. All this I pray in the mighty name of the Lord Jesus Christ, to his glory. Amen.
From “Walking with God” by John Eldredge